Saturday, June 12, 2010

CRASH: Obama Opens The Barn Door For Conservatives

In one of his patented blame-fests, Barack Hussain Obama's usual misrepresentations of his opponents opened the barn door for you and I to show our neighbors just what our philosophy of government really is, and why they should support it.

His self-excusing, intentional distortion talking points weren't even original.  In fact, we've dealt with them here...weeks ago.  He's what he said:
“I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.
But the funny thing is, Mr. President, a lot of those people passed a law back in 1994...the National Oil And Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan Act...that MANDATED--(h/t Climate Audit)
  1. a plan for dealing with various scenarios around oil and hazardous substances
  2. testing that plan to assure it worked
  3. effective response to a large oil spill was a national priority that could overwhelm regional resources
  4. the EPA and the Coast Guard are in charge of the plan and its testing and implementation
So, it is instructive, isn't it Mr. Obama?  We already have a law, and clearly defined Federal lines of responsibility (consistent with the Commerce Clause, BTW) that MANDATED you have a response "in case of a catastrophic spill".  The crazy lady you picked for your EPA chief?  Where is she?  Isn't she, or somebody she names, supposed to be the chair of the National Response TeamYou know, the one in charge of making the plan YOU are supposed to have workShe has been in the news lately, but it isn't because of her work along the Gulf coast, is it, Mr. President?

That National Response Team, you hear of them all the time, right?  Hmmm....  Me neither.  It's like they just lost track of the whole idea they were supposed to have a National Response Team, and a plan, and technology in place, and drills testing the plan, and stuff.  What's that old saying about trying to do too much...?  And isn't there one about a government governs best when it governs least? 
“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said. “Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”
And, of course, this is where Obama erects his second favorite person in the world...Mr. Straw Man.  No TEA Party activist or conservative whats NO government.  What we want is LIMITED government.  Why?  Well, golly there are so many reasons, but one of them is that we understand that LIMITED government is also EFFECTIVE at doing the few things it is chartered to do.  And we all want EFFECTIVE government.

So, this is one of those sterling moments...a teachable moment...when you can share with your neighbors why you believe what you do about the incredible wisdom of the design of our Constitution, providing for a limited, effective government.


  1. Yes, straw man argument indeed. Obviously ignoring government's mandated role and pursuing a role that is destructive to our country. Then having the audacity to blame those who speak up to protect our freedom and demand the constitution be adhered to. Wolf in sheep's clothing, street thug,community organizer and instigator of division. What do you expect?

    I can see November from my house and Obama will be the lamest duck of US History.

  2. From your keyboard to God's ear, oneye...

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  4. Love it. Thank you for the compliment!

    "Come again soon", as Apu would say.

  5. Did anyone actually expect Øbama to lead?

  6. So...does everyone remember when, during the 2008 campaign, Obama's supporters belittled Sarah Palin's lack of experience (despite the fact that she was the VP candidate on the ticket)?

    Does anyone else find it amusing that of all the many things that could have left an indelible mark on the Obama administration - that it's an oil problem that is sinking him and his administration?

    Where's Obama's superior experience? Can anyone credibly claim that Obama has more experience dealing with oil companies than does Palin?

    Someone, somewhere has to be getting a good chuckle out of this.

  7. Am I immoral for taking advantage of the stock market before the Obama Crash hits?

    Silver MLM

  8. I can hardly endorse this notion enough, and it seems particularly apt as we approach Thanksgiving. most grateful...and in awe the quality of the people who volunteer to serve this nation under arms.
    Herman Miller Aeron